SGS Gains Accreditation for Azo Dye Testing by National Accreditation Body of Indonesia (KAN)

Effective February 6, 2013,the Indonesian government began to enforce a mandatory Indonesian NationalStandard SNI 7617-2010 related to azo dyes and formaldehyde content in fabrics for baby and children’s clothing.

Online PR News – 11-June-2013 – Indonesia – The Ministry of Trade Republic of Indonesia has appointed SGS Indonesia as National Accreditation Body of Indonesia (KAN) accredited testing laboratory to perform azo dye and formaldehyde content testing for fabrics in baby and children’s clothing. The Indonesian National Standard SNI 7616:2010 became effective on February 06, 2013.

The SNI requirement states that all children’s and babies clothing products imported or Indonesian produced, distributed and marked clothing for babies and children shall meet the Indonesian National Standard (SNI) requirements for safety assurance and consumer health.

- This Standard specifies the requirements for azo dyes and formaldehyde content for baby and children clothes.
- This Standard applies to the fabric used in clothes for babies and children up to age 36 months and on fabric used in clothing for children over the age of 36 months that are directly in contact with the skin.

The requirements for azo dyes and formaldehyde content in fabrics for baby and children’s clothing are outlined below:

Carcinogenic Azo Dyes
Clothing for babies and children under 36 months of age: Not Detected (Based on SNI ISO 14184 if less than 20 ppm is reported as Not Detected.)
Clothing for babies and children above 36 months of age: Prohibited

Formaldehyde
Clothing for babies and children under 36 months of age: 0 ppm
Clothing for babies and children above 36 months of age: maximum 75 ppm

* Details of Regulation no 72/M-IND/PER/7/2012(http://regulasi.kemenperin.go.id/site/baca_peraturan/1266) are available online. (In Indonesian only.)

About SGS Softlines Services

The PT SGS Indonesia provides information and standard testing methods in accordance with SNI 7617:2010 to assist buyers and manufacturers with the implementation of the directive. SGS provides a range of testing and certification services (http://www.sgs.com/en/Consumer-Goods-Retail/Softlines-and-Accessories/Textile-and-Clothing/Testing.aspx) throughout its global network of laboratories, which include analytical testing and consultancy services for lead, phthalates and other restricted substances in textiles, footwear and accessories.

For more information, please contact:

Website: http://www.sgs.com/en/Consumer-Goods-Retail/Softlines-and-Accessories.aspx

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Ellya Shanty
SGS Consumer Testing Services
Softlines / Hardlines Laboratory PT. SGS Indonesia
Indonesia

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